Benjamin Barber

United States, 1939 - 2017

Benjamin Barber was a political scientist. He wrote books on politics and society, as well as a novel. He is best known for Jihad vs. McWorld (1995), in which he states that today’s world is torn apart by a conflict of two opposing forces which undermine democracy: globalization, capitalism and consumerism on the one hand and the traditional, religious response to these on the other. Barber was an advisor to Bill Clinton and taught at various universities.